• A curve along the Natchez Trace Parkway with fall colors

    Natchez Trace

    Parkway AL,MS,TN

Salamander Lesson Plans--Tennessee

The lesson plans below contain Tennessee curriculum standards that address salamanders found along the Natchez Trace Parkway and the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail.

Primary/Elementary

Kindergarten: KSS--Spotted Salamanders
Summary
: The students will learn that scientists have learned that spotted salamanders protect themselves by having bright spots. They will assemble the parts of a salamander to make a whole salamander.

1st grade: 1SS--Spotted Salamanders
Summary:
The students will learn that salamanders lay eggs, and change shape and go through several growth changes on their way to becoming adults.

2nd grade: 2SS--Spotted Salamanders
Summary:
The students will learn about the life of a salamander by illustrating a book about the spotted salamander.

3rd and 4th grades: EAT--Across the Trace
Summary:
The students will learn about the life and hardships of the life of the spotted salamander and develop a poster to advertise their plight.

5th grade: MAT--Across the Trace (b)
Summary:
The students will learn about the life and hardships of the life of the spotted salamander, write a short report and develop a poster that will advertise their plight.

 

Middle School

6th-8th grades: MAT--Across the Trace (b)
Summary:
The students will earn about the life and hardships of the life of the spotted salamander, write a short report and develop a poster that will advertise their plight.

 

High School

High School: HSS--Population Estimation: Capture, Mark, and Recapture Method
Summary:
Students will learn how to estimate an animal population and evaluate the results when an unnatural event affects that population.

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